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Gmail Gets Update On Feature Phones

Google announced on Monday that it has updated Gmail for feature phone browsers with a new look. Here’s that look: “People use all sorts of devices to access Gmail: their web browser, smartphone, tablet and, in many parts of the world, their feature phone,” says product manager Ari Bezman. “For those of you who use a feature phone to access …

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Google Continues To Defend Its Decade-Long Gmail Privacy Stance In Court

Remember that decade when people were using Gmail, and not caring about Google algorithmically scanning messages and delivering ads based on them? It recently ended when Microsoft launched a campaign to promote its competing webmail product and trying to scare Gmail users into thinking that Google is snooping on their private emails. Then, in May, a class action lawsuit was …

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Do Users And Businesses Have Legitimate Gripes With Gmail?

Google is making waves with Gmail a lot these days for a variety of reasons, and this week, users are freaking out about something the company said in a court document regarding email privacy. Combine that with the new compose box that is getting people riled up, and the recently launched tabbed interface, and a lot of people are finding …

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Gmail’s New Compose Box Is About to Be Your Only Option

If you’ve been temporarily using the old compose view inside Gmail, your days are numbered. Google has just announced that the new Gmail compose box will become the only option within the next few days. “A few weeks ago we added a full-screen option to the new compose. Now that that option is available, we’re saying farewell to the old …

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Marketers Fear Gmail’s New ‘Promotions’ Tab Will Send Their Messages Into The ‘Depths’ Of Invisibility

As you may know, Google recently launched a new interface for Gmail, which includes a tabbed categorization system. Among the tabs are: Primary, Social, Promotions and Updates. It’s that “Promotions” tab that could pose a problem, and some companies who rely on email marketing are voicing their concerns, and going so far as to send their subscribers instructions to get …

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Google’s 20% Reported To Be Dead, Then Reported To Be Not Dead By Same Publication

Update: Quartz has posted a follow-up after Googlers came out and said that 20% time is still part of the company’s culture. Google has long had an interesting approach to innovation called 20% time, which has historically enabled Google employees to take one day out of each work week to work on side projects, which if good enough, could go …

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Mozilla’s Persona Now Supports Gmail Users

Persona began as a browser customization option in Firefox, but Mozilla soon used the name for its ambitious new plan to make the Web more secure. In short, it’s a single identity that’s used across all of the Web sites you frequent, and it’s secure as it only requires an email address. Gmail wasn’t initially supported at launch, but that …

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Gmail Users Who Were Already Engaging With Marketing Emails Are Doing So More With The New Tabbed Interface

Email intelligence firm Return Path has released a new report looking at the early effects Gmail’s new tabbed experience has had on marketers. The company finds that users who are “routinely engaged” with marketing email are reading a slightly higher percentage of their marketing email now – an increase of 2.11%. The study also finds that read rates have dropped …

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Is The New Gmail Better For Users Or Marketers?

Google has rolled out its big Gmail redesign, originally announced in May. The new interface is getting mixed reactions from users, with some loving it, some hating it, and of course many who are either on the fence or just don’t really care. It helps that Google includes the option to make it look basically like it did before, but …

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Google Is Now Showing Gmail Users Email-Like Messages From Advertisers

Back in May, Google revealed a new inbox interface for Gmail, separating the experience into tabs like: Primary, Social, Promotions, and Updates (Forums is also an option). Last week, a lot of people starting getting the redesign, which is still rolling out. If you use Gmail, and you don’t already have it, you will soon. If you’re not a fan …

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Gmail’s Compose Box Now Offers Full-Screen Mode (and You Can Make It Your Default)

Google has just given in to the substantial number of Gmail users who’ve been pissed off at them ever since they went and changed how users go about composing emails, and I can already hear the “THANK GOD”s and “FREAKING FINALLY”s beginning to pour in. “After Gmail’s new compose rolled out to everyone in March, many of you sent us …

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Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts

When Google recently transitioned Gmail’s chat feature to Hangouts, it got rid of voice calling, but Google announced that is back as part of Hangouts. In addition to that, calls to the US and Canada are free from all countries where the feature is available. “For those of you who have taken the plunge and are using desktop Hangouts in …

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